My signature below certifies that I have not filed a tax return with the IRS, nor am I required to file a tax return with the
Student Signature (must print and sign) Date Parent Signature Date
Confirmation of Tax Filing Status
The Department of Education requires parents of dependent students to document their tax filing status. Parent(s) should
follow the instructions below to obtain a statement of non-filing for the 2018 tax year from the IRS. Then, your parent(s)
should initial the appropriate statement below.
1. Go to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript
2. Select one of the two buttons below. Option A is only available if the user has a personal account number from a
credit card, mortgage, or car loan as well as a personal mobile phone.
i. New users will need to click Create Account to verify their identity. Returning users should
ii. Indicate you are requesting a transcript for Higher Education/Student Aid purposes. Leave
the customer file number section blank.
iii. Select “2018” in the Return Transcript section.
iv. Download and save the letter as a PDF.
i. Enter in the personal information requested and submit. Be sure to use the address
currently on file with the IRS.
ii. Select “Return Transcript” as the transcript type and “2018” as the tax year. Leave the
customer file number section blank. If the website is unable to process your request, please
fill out a Request for Transcript of Tax Return at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf
and mail it to the IRS.
iii. The documentation will be mailed in 5-10 business days from the date you submitted your
request, or the date your Request for Transcript of Tax Return was received.
iv. Upon receipt of your documentation, make a copy for your records.
3. Ask your parent(s) to initial one of the statements below:
a. My statement of non-filing is attached _________.
b. I requested a statement of non-filing by mail online on _____________ and will send it to the
Office of Financial Aid upon receipt _________.
c. I mailed my request for a statement of non-filing on _____________ and will send it to the Office
of Financial Aid upon receipt _________.